The Imperial-WPA network is for the use of College members only. To connect to it, follow the appropriate instructions on this page for your device and operating system. 

Desktop or laptop computer

Windows

To connect to the Imperial-WPA WiFi network using a Windows machine, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the network icon in your system tray (usually between the charging icon and the volume icon) in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen.
  2. Make sure the WiFi icon is set to on.
  3. Choose Imperial-WPA from the list of networks that appears
  4. Click Connect if you receive the message 'Windows cannot verify the server's identity'
  5. Enter your ic\username and password when prompted and click OK

You should now be connected to the Imperial-WPA network.

Mac

To connect to the Imperial-WPA network using a Mac, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Wifi icon and make sure that the Wifi is on
  2. Choose the  Imperial-WPA network from the list
  3. Enter your College username and password in the login dialog box
  4. Tick the Remember this network box
  5. Click Continue again to finish

You should now be connected to the Imperial-WPA network.

Linux

To connect to the Imperial-WPA network using NetworkManager on a Linux machine, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Network Manager icon
  2. Ensure that enable wireless and enable network are ticked on the dropdown menu
  3. Click on Imperial-WPA from the list in the network manager
  4. Enter your ic/College username and password and select the following options as indicated in the image below: 
  5. Click on Connect 

You are now connected to the Imperial-WPA network.

Mobile device

iOS and iPadOS

To connect to the Imperial-WPA WiFi network using an iOS or iPadOS device, follow these steps:

  • Tap on the Settings icon
  • Tap on the Wi-Fi section
  • Slide the Wi-Fi button to ON and wait for the list of networks to appear
  • Tap Imperial-WPA
  • Enter your College username and password
  • Tap the Accept button

When you've successfully connected you'll see Imperial-WPA displayed in blue with a tick next to it.

Android

To connect to the Imperial-WPA network using an Android device, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your device Settings
  2. Select WiFi (or Wireless & networks, then Wi-Fi)
  3. Set Wi-Fi to on
  4. Select Imperial-WPA
  5. Ensure the EAP Method is set to PEAP
  6. Ensure the Phase 2 authentication to MSCHAPV2
  7. Under CA Certificate select Use system certificates
  8. In the Domain field enter wireless.ic.ac.uk
  9. In the Identity field, enter your College username
  10. In the password field, enter your College password

NOTE: For some Android devices you need to click advanced to see Phase 2 authentication.

NOTE: Some Android devices do not have 'system certificates' as an option. Instead, they have 'do not validate'. In this case please use eduroam CAT to provision a wireless profile on eduroam.

Windows mobile

To connect to the Imperial-WPA network using a Windows Mobile device, follow these steps:

  • Click on the small arrow in the top right hand corner of your home screen
  • Scroll down and tap the Settings menu button
  • Tap the WiFi menu
  • Ensure that the WiFi networking slider is set to On
  • Select Imperial-WPA from the available WiFi networks
  • Enter your College username
  • Enter your College password
  • Tap Done
  • Tap Connect

When the WiFi menu displays the word Connected under the Imperial-WPA network, you are connected.

Generic WiFi settings

Imperial-WPA is a WPA2-Enterprise network with AES encryption.

  • Authentication: PEAP-MSCHAPv2 or EAP/TTLS authentication, with college username and password
  • Server Certificate CN: wireless.ic.ac.uk
  • Server CA: The server certificate is issued by DigiCert Global Root CA. Download the certificate here.